All posts by Andy Landolfi

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  • Objections to ‘Graduation on the Quad is overrated’

    The following is a letter to the editor.  In the previous weeks opinion section, an editor for The Quinnipiac Chronicle voiced her opinion regarding the university’s decision to move graduation from the university quadrangle to the TD...

    • Posted February 9, 2016
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  • Spending the summer successfuly

    It is with great sorrow — well maybe moderate (okay, without sorrow) — that I bid the 2014-2015 school year goodbye. All good things, like all bad things, must end — so whether the past year was...

    • Posted April 30, 2015
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  • The line between legislation and religion

    In January of this year, the Supreme Court Justices agreed to hear four different but closely related cases: Obergefell v. Hodges, Tanco v. Haslam, DeBoer v. Snyder and Bourke v. Beshear. The court’s decision to adjudicate the...

    • Posted April 21, 2015
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  • Speaking proper english: An improper assumption

    So let me begin with something that may startle some: proper English—in an oral context—exists nowhere. Although you may speak well, (I know many people who also tell me they speak “good”) you do not speak proper...

    • Posted April 15, 2015
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  • A need to fix corruption

    If you’re historically savvy—or if you took MSS 220—you know what the payola scandal is. If not, here’s a quick synopsis: In the 1950s and early 1960s, shortly after the notorious television game show scandals, the U.S....

    • Posted April 7, 2015
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  • We are more than our words

    As we set our gaze upon the world, we categorize what we see with language; we understand the physical representation of a “bush” because somewhere along the line an individual decided the aforementioned combination of letters, and...

    • Posted March 31, 2015
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  • Don’t ignore it

    In a recent Gallup Poll, the survey discovered that 13 percent of Americans viewed race as the “biggest national problem.” Despite the findings, many believe race is no longer an issue although the poll suggests the exact...

    • Posted March 29, 2015
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  • Diversifying the food counter

    The American dinner table: it has long been a symbol of togetherness, relaxation after the day’s work and a respite from the outer world. As conversation swirls around the table, the familiar clank of silverware colliding with...

    • Posted February 25, 2015
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  • Stressed out? You’re not alone

    As the spring semester marches forward, students—at least most students—find they have been transported from the comforts of their typical physical reality and thrust into one of Daunte’s tiers of hell; the tier one resides in directly...

    • Posted February 18, 2015
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  • The downside of technology

    Narcissism (n): extreme selfishness, with a grandiose view of one’s own talents and a craving for admiration, as characterizing a personality type. In Ovid’s book “Metamorphoses,” he recounts the story of a man named Narcissus. While walking...

    • Posted February 3, 2015
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  • Federally subsidized irresponsibility

    Let me begin with a remarkably true statement—a statement very few can successfully argue against: college is expensive, and it’s not getting cheaper. According to Bloomberg, between 1985 and 2013—a mere 28 years—the average cost of tuition...

    • Posted December 3, 2014
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  • Things to be thankful for

    Tis the season of belt-bursting, turkey-objectifying, Tums-popping fun only had by those who call America home. As we approach—with fork and knife clutched tightly in hand—the holiday devoted to gluttonous thankfulness (a truly American holiday if there...

    • Posted November 18, 2014
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  • Utilize our right to vote

    “Yo, did you end up voting today?” “Nah man, there’s no way I’m voting. I’m not voting until something changes.” If the lack of logic in the above sentence fails to reach out and slap you in...

    • Posted November 11, 2014
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  • Not everything on the Internet is true

    As print-based newspaper subscriptions dwindle—causing reputable news organizations to turn to more elaborate Internet-based dissemination models—readers increasingly use digital technology to stay updated on local, national and international news. According to a Pew Research Center study, daily...

    • Posted November 5, 2014
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